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School of Health Studies

One of the key aims of the Gibraltar Health Authority is:

“To improve training, education and other facilities for staff in order to assist them in their work of caring for people”.

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) School of Health Studies (SHS) exists to provide pre and post registration education, training and development designed to meet current and future service needs. The work of the School is overseen by the Principal and is managed operationally by the Head of School, working closely with Unit General Managers and Clinical Nurse Managers in meeting the needs of service users. As part of this strategy the SHS ensures that all education, training and staff development activity is directed at:

· Improving the quality of care provided to the GHA’s service users.
· Ensuring that the GHA sources future staffing needs from appropriately qualified and trained individuals.

The School of Health Studies in conjunction with Kingston University London and St George’s University of London provide a local delivery of the BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Adult). The BSc (Hons) in Nursing has an intake every two years and further information can be found on http://shs.gha.gi

The SHS also provides education for post registration nurses and professions allied to medicine at undergraduate and post graduate levels within the GHA, including some mandatory training and professional modules such as Clinical Reasoning in Physical Assessment (CRIPA), Dementia Care and Mentorship in Practice.

The SHS have reintroduced the Enrolled Nurse training programme. This programme is run every two years, alternating with the BSc (Hons) in nursing programme. This is delivered at QCF L3 Health and Social care award.

A part of the commitment to learning and development and developing their own talent, the GHA in conjunction with the University of Salford offer the MSc Leadership and Management for Health Care Practice tailored to meet the needs of the GHA. The programme combines academic rigor with practical application to create dynamic, forward-thinking health service managers who will excel in this field.

There are currently six members of staff in the SHA, consisting of Head of School, Principal Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Tutor, 1 School Administrator and Medical Librarian.

If you wish to contact the SHS for any further information please email shs@gha.gi